Restraint of Students in Schools
Education Law Reporter
students, restraint, lawsuits
As of this writing, no federal statute concerning student restraint exists and students allegedly abused by teachers are left to pursue claims under substantive due process, federal statutes (such as § 504 or ADA), or state law negligent hiring, supervision, or retention claims. This article examines the challenges that students allegedly abused by school personnel face in suing school district personnel and their school board employers.
Mawdsley, Ralph D. and Osborne, Allan, "Restraint of Students in Schools" (2011). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 683.